I was thinking of buying these but my PSU don't support PCI-Ex 3 and there is only PCI-Ex v2 and a PCI-Ex v1 output so I think I need a PSU too or maybe another motherboard. btw my chasis is ATX (just to let u know). And what is this modular stuff about the PSU i see them all the time when i search. Anyways, thank you for reaading so far and anybody with a hardware suggestion?(please dont tell me to buy intel or nvidia cuz i REALLY want this gou and intel is overpriced when compared to AMD) my budget is around $700 (i think i wont buy 16 gigs of ram actually i will buy 8 gb i dont think it'll be useful i just want to play bf3 like games on ultra+ MSAA on full hd)
Trust me, Intel isnt overpriced, its priced for its awesome performance and generally does better than AMD. Anyways any quad core will do well on BF3 and a decent GPU too. And yes, that RAM is too much for gaming, also dont get speed higher than 1600. Simply not worth it. PCIe 3 is an updated version of PCIe2 and its faster. Modular means that the cables are easier to manage for some reason xD (not good in PSUs.)
Well... thank you! but can u suggest me a product or can u give a link? allright i will be buyin 8 gb 1600 MHz RAM but do i need a pci-e 3 motherboard? i mean does the bandwith limitation limit my fps? (i mean pci-e 3 card on pci-e 2 mobo) or can u please give an intel (pls not more than $ 180-190) and a pci-e 3.0 mobo if needed? thank you again
guys i searched inel and when i saw the processors priced $1000 i just closed the tab and i entered http://pcpartpicker.com then started building + doing some little researches and i made a new pc:
CPU: Amd Phenom II x6 1100t
MOBO: Asus ROG Crosshair V Formula ATX AM3+ Motherboard
RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
GPU: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card Twin Frozr 2GB/OC
(i was gonna buy a new PSU too but... I think i will do it later cuz i dont think i can convince my father to buy a new 700 W CF ready $100 PSU i will use my 600 W OCZ psu)
And it's all around $710 !!!!!
First, dont judge anything by price. That processor is i7 3960X which is a very high class processor, its six core, uses a more recent socket, and has alot of processing power. Do you see now? You can buy an i7 3770K for $300 actually. Actually, an i7 is too much for gaming now a days. Look at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microcenter - if you have one nearby - has i5 3570k + ASRock Z77 Motherboard for just under $300 AFTER tax. Only catch is you have to go to the store and pick them up. Great combo ... add a 120 GB (min) SSD and you'll be happy and cranking out FPS like a pro ! Good Luck !!